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Daphnis and Chloe: A Pastoral Romance [c.1890]

£39.99

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Undated, published around 1890 by Vizetelly & Co. Decorative boards, with black end papers. Illustrated with nine full page copper-plate engravings and numerous smaller illustrations. This is a high quality edition of the classic.

Translated from the Greek original of Longus. Little is known about the author but it is generally accepted that despite his Roman sounding name he was Greek. Described as 'A Pastoral Romance', it is partly a 'coming of age' story. It is set on the Greek isle of Lesbos during the 2nd century AD, where and when scholars assume the author to have lived. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral; its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealised world. Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus, which is remarkable more for its plot than for its characterisation.

The cover does have a fair amount of rubbing wear particularly on the corners, and is a bit darkened. However the internal pages are in a nice clean condition with a sound binding, the pages are yellowed. Overall in a very reasonable condition.

Item details

Added value:
A charming edition of a classic
Author(s):
Longus
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.2 cm by 20.8 cm
Edition:
Circa 1890
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Vizetelly & Co.
Title:
Daphnis and Chloe: A Pastoral Romance

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Undated, published around 1890 by Vizetelly & Co. Decorative boards, with black end papers. Illustrated with nine full page copper-plate engravings and numerous smaller illustrations. This is a high quality edition of the classic.

Translated from the Greek original of Longus. Little is known about the author but it is generally accepted that despite his Roman sounding name he was Greek. Described as 'A Pastoral Romance', it is partly a 'coming of age' story. It is set on the Greek isle of Lesbos during the 2nd century AD, where and when scholars assume the author to have lived. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral; its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealised world. Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus, which is remarkable more for its plot than for its characterisation.

The cover does have a fair amount of rubbing wear particularly on the corners, and is a bit darkened. However the internal pages are in a nice clean condition with a sound binding, the pages are yellowed. Overall in a very reasonable condition.

Added value:
A charming edition of a classic
Author(s):
Longus
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15.2 cm by 20.8 cm
Edition:
Circa 1890
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
155
Publisher:
Vizetelly & Co.
Title:
Daphnis and Chloe: A Pastoral Romance

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